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The spin duo of the Indian cricket team, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, has said that team India is the best contender to win the ICC T20 World Cup this year. The ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in October-November later this year in Australia. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the threat of suspension looms large over the much-awaited tourney.
The International Cricket Council, the sport’s global governing body, said last week it was still planning for the tournament according to its October 18 – November 15 schedule, despite a worldwide shutdown of sport to contain COVID-19. Many cricketers do not think that this will be a fair idea as a lot of players might enter the tournament with a lack of form due to lack of game time in the present scenario.
Speaking at Salaam Cricket 2020, Yuzvendra Chahal said the talks over T20 World Cup and IPL 2020 happening this year in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic is good news.
Team India Favourites To Win The T20 World Cup: Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav
“This is really good news for the game and for the fans. If the lockdown didn’t happen then we wouldn’t have got the time to do anything. But now with the resumption of cricket, we will get to do the things that we were missing out on. Ganguly sir also said that the IPL also might be possible. But the positive sign is that cricket is going to start again, doesn’t matter whether it takes a bit of time,” Chahal said.
“We have a really good team, we have good all-rounders, batsmen and especially the bowlers. If you ask me then I think we will be the No. 1 contenders.”
Miss The Feeling Of Playing With The Team: Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav said he misses the feeling of playing with team India but is hopeful of resuming cricket even if it takes a bit more time.
“I miss the feeling of playing with the team. But now with the reducing number of cases in New Zealand and Australia, the T20 World Cup might also be possible. It will take a bit more time, maybe 1-2 months, but if cricket returns after that it will be great for all of us,” Kuldeep said.
“Our spin attack has been one of the best, so has been the batting. We keep the team as our priority always, which increases our chances of winning. Hopefully, the T20 World Cup will happen and get the trophy back home,” he added.